• Time for change: Symbols and mottos matter

    Monday, August 3, 2020

    By J. Patrick Flomo “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first earth and the first heaven had passed away. Also, there was no more sea,” Rev. 21:1 If the Republican-controlled Legislature of the State of Mississippi could vote in 2020 to change the state’s Confederate Flag – a symbol […]

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  • Africa: Show commitment to gender equality

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    The speedy implementation of commitments to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) has yet again been emphasized in a Declaration and Call for Action between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Declaration and Call for Action is an outcome statement of the AUC, Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) […]

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  • Sweden: Get off my neck

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    By Fokumlah Nchungong My neck hurts. ”SWEDEN IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY”, this innocently naive and ignorant statement, versed by a Swedish friend of mine had my goosebumps itching. A clear indication of an institutionalized silent transfer of white supremacy ideologies to innocent docile minds, who grow up absolutely oblivious and incognizant of this unconscious […]

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  • Liberia: Agnes Reeves Taylor versus the truth

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference was to “set the […]

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  • Leadership curse: A review of the Liberian legislature

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

    By Seltue Karweaye For any society to prosper, it needs to have a government to run its affairs. The government helps to sustain the social contract that binds every member of the state. Thus, the price that is paid for a state to be prosperous is for it to have an established government that enforces […]

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News

Aug
11

The Ebola virus and the vampire state

Coming back to Sierra Leone at the end of June and traveling on to Liberia in July, I’ve seen a big change.  There have been hundreds of deaths, and people are definitely taking the issue more seriously now. The virus is primarily spread by contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, so one […]

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Aug
11

$5 billion to boost electricity in Africa

Six African countries are expected to benefit from a US$5 billion new technical and financial support for energy projects under the auspices of the World Bank Group. The countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, which have partnered with U.S. President Barack Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, according to a World Bank media release. Making the […]

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Aug
9

Ngafuan: Liberia’s health care system collapsing

T The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview […]

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Aug
8

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs

    Swedish citizens are the most likely to be employed in the EU, but Sweden is among the very worst when it comes to getting non-EU citizens into work. With an employment rate for non-EU citizens of just 50.2 percent, Sweden ranks among the very worst in the EU. Indeed, only Belgium at 39.9 […]

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Aug
4

Entries sought for Africa’s innovation prize

  The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and […]

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Aug
2

Gbowee Foundation donates $5,000 to Ebola fight

  As Liberia is now consumed by the talk of Ebola with schools closed, some government employees on compulsory leave and slowdown in economic activities with efforts to tackle the deadly disease, several institutions and individuals have been making contributions to the fight against the virus. For some, the donations have been directed towards the […]

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Jul
31

Airline suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone

Police officers deployed to Liberia’s international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. A 40-year-old American man of Liberian descent who worked for the West African nation’s […]

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Jul
29

APC Scandinavia condemns attack on Buhari

The All Progessives Congress (APC) in Scandinavia has strongly condemned as a senseless and lunatic act the recent attempt on the life of notable Nigerian politician and ex-military leader retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari. In a release issued recently, Lawal Ayoola, coordinator of APC Scandinavia said “The attempted assassinations on our leaders, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari  […]

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Jul
28

President Sirleaf highlights Ebola threat

    Sunday, July 27, 2014: During my remarks on Saturday, at our Independence Day Celebration, I announced that we now face a National Emergency as a result of the deadly Ebola menace. I also announced the establishment of a National Task Force which I would chair along with the Minister of Internal Affairs in […]

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Jul
24

Ugandan sex education campaign under fire

A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate. The one year campaign “Let Girls Be Girls” was officially launched on 13 July by the Health Ministry and UN Population Fund (UNFPA). It aims to address the […]

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